Q&A with KPB ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ Award recipient Donald Lysle

Editor’s Note: In this Question & Answer profile, CleanScapes Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy (ELM) interviewed longtime CleanScapes volunteer Don Lysle (DL), 2011 recipient of CleanScapes’ “Volunteer of the Year” Award and recipient of a 2018 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful “Outstanding Volunteer” Award. ELM: You live in Cumberland County, have a degree in Forestry, and you’re … Continue reading Q&A with KPB ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ Award recipient Donald Lysle

Spook Hollow Road Cleanup volunteers April 2019

Spring cleanup events result in more than 3 tons of trash removal

This Spring is rushing by, and CleanScapes has been busy! Three cleanup events were held already this year, as part of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, bringing together over 90 volunteers who cleaned up more than 3 tons (or 6,000 pounds) of trash from the hills and floodplains of Clinton and Lycoming Counties. On … Continue reading Spring cleanup events result in more than 3 tons of trash removal

West Branch Riverbank Cleanup is April 27

Join a 2019 Great American Cleanup event by joining a rivertrail event this Saturday, April 27.  The West Branch Susquehanna Riverbank litter cleanup  will be held in Wayne Township, Clinton County, on April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is requested by 12 noon, April 26. Work alongside CleanScapes and Lock Haven University … Continue reading West Branch Riverbank Cleanup is April 27

Williamsport cleanup

April 13: Community Cleanup in Williamsport

Pictured above are last year’s Williamsport cleanup participants, from left, Corey Ellison, Jenn Ulmer, Alice Trowbridge and Richard James. These volunteers collected litter from one of the city’s most popular and scenic walkways, the West Branch Susquehanna River dike levee trail. This Saturday, April 13, CleanScapes is partnering with Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) for a … Continue reading April 13: Community Cleanup in Williamsport

Save the dates: CleanScapes announces 2019 cleanup events

Spring is finally here, and CleanScapes is ready to get to work. We'll need your help! The CleanScapes Advisory Board and Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy recently met to discuss and approve dates for the first cleanup events of 2019. Each year, the nonprofit strives to locate and clean up at least four sites over … Continue reading Save the dates: CleanScapes announces 2019 cleanup events

Susquehanna River Cleanup Project announces 8th Annual Spring Cleanup

Here's how you can help one of our partner organizations. Those interested in participating in a cleanup event in the Sunbury area are encouraged to mark your calendars for Susquehanna River Cleanup Project's 8th Annual Spring Cleanup, slated for Saturday, April 27! High water and flooding have resulted in large amounts of garbage making its … Continue reading Susquehanna River Cleanup Project announces 8th Annual Spring Cleanup

Great American Cleanup of PA is March 1 through May 31

Did you know the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania takes place March 1 through May 31? This is the time when Pennsylvanians comes together to participate in efforts to clean up the Commonwealth, as folks from across the country make the effort on the national scale for the Great American Cleanup! Citizens form volunteer groups … Continue reading Great American Cleanup of PA is March 1 through May 31

Little acts can make a big difference

With the onset spring, snow is beginning to melt away. This brings the annual unveiling of litter that has, perhaps unknowingly, been accumulating beneath the pretty white stuff all winter long. My husband and I have decided to start walking in our small community, preparing for our goal to participate in at least one Pennsylvania … Continue reading Little acts can make a big difference

Cement Hollow Road cleanup volunteers - November 2018

2019: Looking Beyond CleanScapes’ Year of Relentless Rain

Featured photo depicts volunteers at the November 3, 2018, Piatt Township Cleanup event, courtesy of CleanScapes Advisory Board President Dr. John Reid. Planning 2018 spring, summer, and autumn outdoor community clean-up events was exceedingly challenging.  Week after week of unending springtime rainfall turned saturated sod into squishy mush, and wadable waterways became fast-moving, silt-laden flows … Continue reading 2019: Looking Beyond CleanScapes’ Year of Relentless Rain

May 17-18 Tire Collection free for Clinton County residents

Looking to dispose of old tires? If you live in Clinton County, a two-day event coming up in May will allow you to dispose of your tires for free. The Wayne Township Landfill Residential Tire Collection will be held Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. The collection is free to Clinton County residents who … Continue reading May 17-18 Tire Collection free for Clinton County residents